No Smoking Bans In Colleges Essay

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No Smoking Bans at College
Smoking bans have become a new trend in colleges and universities. The effort is to making changes in the attitude and behavior of students to consider this habit as risky for a smoker, as well as the people around them and other environmental factors. Knowing the fact a growing concern is observed as harmful effects of second hand smoking are larger than that of first hand smoking.
A smoke free campus policy will be a mere step in changing the trend of smoking and maintaining a healthy environment. A smoking ban can be a great deal of help in reducing the rate of smokers around campus and on the longer run will discourage smokers to even continue smoking elsewhere.
Cigarettes contain more than 4000 chemical
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Passive smoking takes place as the ‘side-stream’ smoke coming off a cigarette is far dangerous than the smoke inhaled by the smoker. Passive smoking can cause respiratory infections and can lead to a 70-80% increase in the risk of coronary heart disease (Vardavas and Panagiotakos 328). Active and passive smoking are dangerous for the smoker as well as the people around him.
“Everyone benefits when the air is cleared of secondhand smoke—even smokers, some of whom will quit or at least cut back” (“Save Lives” 4). Everybody knows smoking causes air pollution, but its effect is not limited here. Cigarette butts when left over on the land, takes at least 25 years to decompose. The cigarette butts that flow down the river pollutes the water and sea creatures are affected.
Smoking ban is a part of being sustainable and is not just about reducing our carbon footprint. It remains a sustainable lifestyle, and smoking is not sustainable. Students who smoke need more support and education to deal with the smoking addiction. Therefore, institutions should design and implement cessation programs to control excessive smoke in colleges and universities causing an increase in solid waste as well as damage to their health and time.

According to T.E. Novotny and his co-authors, “discarded cigarette butts are a form of non-biodegradable litter. When the cigarette butts are carried as…